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Disabled World Travel: Accessible Disability Travel Information

Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-07
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Synopsis: Information on accessible travel for persons with disabilities with reviews of tours, cruises, flights, and wheelchair accessible accommodation. Accessible tourism is the ongoing endeavor to ensure tourist destinations, products, and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities, or age. Look for disability organizations or resources at your destination that can provide you with area-specific information as well as local contacts.


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The Disabled World disability travel section covers reviews of accessible tours, vacations, and cruises for persons with disabilities, including wheelchair accessible accommodation reviews and articles about interesting places to visit or vacation around the world.

This section also includes an additional 75 publications relating to Disability Travel Information including:

Our holiday travel destinations include travel tips for those traveling with disabilities or health conditions. Many of these travel articles have been written by Disabled World members who wanted to share their traveling experiences with other readers in the hope they will be of assistance to others with disabilities who may be thinking of traveling locally or abroad.

Directional signs to world cities on a wooden pole by the palm tree at Long Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos Islands.
Directional signs to world cities on a wooden pole by the palm tree at Long Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos Islands.

What is Accessible Tourism?

Accessible Tourism, as defined by Darcy and Dickson (2009, p34);

This definition is inclusive of all people, including those traveling with children in prams, people with disabilities and seniors.

Noting the obstacles that persons with disabilities, or those with other access requirements, face in taking advantage of fundamental aspects of travel, senior United Nations (UN) officials urge policy-makers, travel planners and companies that work with persons with disabilities to work together to make travel more accessible.

Specific problems often encountered by the disabled tourist when trying to book a holiday, scenic tours, and accommodation can include:

Disability Travel Tips

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Disabled World is an independent disability community founded in 2004 to provide disability news and information to people with disabilities, seniors, their family and/or carers. See our homepage for informative reviews, exclusive stories and how-tos. You can connect with us on social media such as Twitter and Facebook or learn more about Disabled World on our about us page.


Disabled World provides general information only. The materials presented are never meant to substitute for professional medical care by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such. Financial support is derived from advertisements or referral programs, where indicated. Any 3rd party offering or advertising does not constitute an endorsement.

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